O God, my God, I rise early to be with You;
My soul thirsts for You.
How often my flesh thirsts for You
In a desolate, impassable, and waterless land.
So in the holy place I appear before You,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your mercy is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus will I bless You in my life;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
May my soul be filled, as if with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall sing praise to You
with lips filled with rejoicing.
If I remembered You on my bed,
I meditated on You at daybreak;
For You are my helper,
And in the shelter of Your wings I will greatly rejoice….
6 thoughts on “When he was in the desert of Judea.”
♥ I also woke up this morning with Our Lord being praised in song. Only the song I was singing, and am still singing is: “I’m trading my sorrow. I’m trading my shame. I’m laying it down for the Joy of the Lord. …Yes Lord, Yes Lord, Yes, Yes Lord. Amen! Love your choice of icons also.
I want to keep seeing and hearing this; learning to say and do as well. Thank you for posting, G.J.
Our souls do long for Him, don’t they? Regardless of our conscious selves sometimes.
Mags, I think that is the heart’s consciousness. And I’m not talking about emotions. XO
We say that one every Sat. Evening I think. with the 6 Psalms, but this translation is a bit different from the one I remember. It’s beautiful!